Winterfest, Sister Girl Benefit Concert, Garden of Lights and More in Montgomery County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend.  Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up.

Garden of Lights - Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display

  • Where: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring
  • When: Sunday through Thursday 5:30-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:00pm and on New Year’s Eve until 9:00pm.
  • Description:  16th annual holiday light display. Nightly musical performances by local musicians as well as refreshments and shopping.
  • Cost: $25.00


Festival of Lights

  • Where:  9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington
  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Description:  More than 600,000 lights. International crèche exhibit, 18 indoor decorated trees, outdoor life-sized nativity, and live performances nightly.
  • Cost:  Free


Sister Girl Annual Benefit Concert

  • Where:  12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring 
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Annual benefit concert for Sister Girl Presents Inc., a 501(c)(3) an organization that awards grants to projects to provide food, clothing, education and medical assistance to orphans.
  • Cost: $30.00


Bethesda's Winter Wonderland

  • Where:  4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, various times
  • Description:  Winter Wonderland features a winter choral concert, ice sculpting, children's performances and Santa Claus.
  • Cost: Free, Concert Cost: $10.00, Children Under 12: $5.00, Click here for tickets.


Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach

  • Where:  Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda
  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Julia Nixon performs songs of Burt Bacharach.
  • Cost:  See website for ticket information.



  • Where:  3315 Greencastle Rd, Burtonsville
  • When: Friday, November 30 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Description:  Crafters, artisans, vendors and more. Food and baked goods prepared by the Knights of Columbus for sale.
  • Cost: Free


17th Annual, Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival

  • Where:  Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 30, Sun, Tues-Thurs 6-9 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Description:  3.5 mile drive through 350 light displays, 60 of them animated.
  • Cost:  Monday – Thursday: $12.00, Friday – Sunday: $15.00, cash only at the gate.


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